Apr 18, 2008

BCG Wk 43 - Chipboard in Burgundy



Hooray, I did it!!! - I wasn't sure I'd be able to participate this week for the Blogger's Challenge Group since I've been swamped this week. My mom had a Total Knee Replacement done on Tuesday and I've been mos of the week at the hospital. In fact the day of the surgery I was there 12 hours! Last night she got to come home and I stayed the night trying to sleep on her tiny little couch (oh my aching back) so I didn't get much sleep last night either.

I had this idea in mind though and had actually started it the day before she went in for her surgery. I can't believe as rummy feeling as I am that I managed to put this card together. I may just use this for my Anniversary card to my dear hubby as today is our 16th Wedding Anniversary. We will most likely celebrate a week late though since I can't leave my mom alone for very long as she is still having a hard time getting in and out of her bed (why do they make those beds so doggone tall?)

For this card I drew my inspiration from a patterned piece of Designer Paper by Basic Grey (Figgy Pudding Line). It just oozes romance to me. I covered a square of chipboard from SU's On Board Blossoms and Basic with the DP and inked the edges with Cranberry Crisp Ink (retired). Then I ink up one small heart with White Craft Ink and dipped it in Crystal Clear EP and heated and repeated the steps until it look pearl like. For the other 2 hears I inked them with Cranberry Crisp ink first several times and then distressed them with Bravo Burgundy Ink.

I embossed the "Love" sentiment (Hero Arts) with Winter White EP. For my background I stamped the En Francais BG with Bravo Burgundy and then over stamped the Linen Background using Cranberry Crisp Ink. I also stamped the Linen BG on the Burgundy Strip and distressed the edges with the Cutter Kit. I added a piece of eyelet lace (antique stuff from way back when that my mom had) and I distressed the edges with the Cranberry Crisp ink. Then I added some half pearls (vanilla colored ones) from the Pretties Kit.

I hope hubby doesn't think it's too "feminine" because I really like how it turned out and hope you do as well.

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Now I'm off to rest a little as I probably won't get much sleep again tonight. My mom is tough but she is 79 years old and just went through a major surgery so I think it's important to be there if she needs help even though she's stubborn and thinks she can do it on her own.

13 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fabulous card, Ida. I'm amazed after what you have been through this week that you were motivated to craft AT ALL. You go girl!

I love the card, especially the hearts...and I don't care what they say, GUYS LOVE HEARTS...especially from their women! It's a great job!

Barb Hardeman said...

Wow Ida! You're an amazing woman. All that you've been through this past week, and still lies ahead of you this next week, but you managed to pull off a wonderful project. Your chipboard accents are delightful...

Nikki Bond said...

Sooo beautiful! What a great card! {SMILES}

Connie said...

Love your card...I bet your hubby will love it, too! Glad your mom is home and doing better...

Claudia said...

Great, romantic card! I am impressed that you did post after all you are dealing with ! Hope your Mom is healing well!

Beckie said...

Love the card! You did a great job!

Lisa Somerville said...

Very pretty colors Ida - this looks fantastic!

Lisa Bohler said...

Glad to hear that your mom is doing well! I can't believe you made time to participate this week! Good for you!

This card is so elegant! I miss Cranberry so much!

Lori said...

This is beautiful, Ida. I love how you incorporated all of the different elements. Hope your mom is making a speedy recovery!

KimberlyG said...

What a beautiful card! I especially love the lace and pearl accents! All the best for your Mom! :D

Sheryl said...

Very pretty, Ida! I think it's more romantic than feminine so I'm sure your hubby will love it. Great idea with the antique lace!

Karen said...

this is absolutely beautiful!! gracious girl - I think I would have passed this week and just crashed in my bed. :) Good luck to your mom and you - make sure you get rest too though!!

Basement Stamper said...

I'm glad your Mom is home and feeling better. Happy Belated anniversary!!! I love the chipboard you used and am so impressed at how your white one turned out. That was the first tag chipboard I had tried on mine and just couldn't get it evenly white enough to put on my card.

Love everything about your card, the fabric, pearlis everything!!!